Bay County Mother Indicted in Baby Killing

By: WJHG-TV
By: WJHG-TV

The Bay County Grand Jury indicted Stephanie Michelle Collins on a charge of First Degree Murder.

Twenty-six-year-old Collins, of Fountain, was charged with the Nov. 2, 2008, death of her infant boy on the day of his birth. The indictment alleges death by asphyxiation.

Police say she suffocated her newborn, wrapped him in a plastic bag, then put him in a trash can.

Collins is being held in the Bay County jail, without bond.

If convicted, she could face life in prison or the death penalty. Her arraignment will be set at a later date.


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  • by Jay Location: Nevada on Nov 30, 2008 at 07:18 PM
    I can't believe a girl that I grew up wih would be so capable of doing something like this. Its truly disheartening to find out someone you know doing this, I don't know if I could ever look at her again in the same way
  • by Sheri Location: Dothan, Alabama on Nov 22, 2008 at 08:30 PM
    That mother should get the death penalty. That baby was a little person- when it was brought into this world. She could of took it to hospital or other places and seen it got a home. That is just cruel and down right mean. She should not be able to live everyday. I do believe in death penalty- especially for reasons like this.
  • by wondering on Nov 22, 2008 at 07:45 AM
    just curious...what's the difference between this and what others have done under the name of abortion...specifically, something our new president doesnt have a problem with...allowing a newborn to cry and die from total abandonment in a closet?...it just happened to be in an abortion facility...???
  • by Jen Location: Slocomb on Nov 21, 2008 at 03:28 PM
    I think this lady should really fpay for what she did to such an innocent child! Shame on her!
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